Discover Helmsley

The award-winning quintessential market town of Helmsley is nestled in the stunning North York Moors National Park. Helmsley is full of history, with stunning landmarks, architectural character and unique visitor attractions.

Yet, what sets Helmsley apart is its wealth of modern amenities such as vibrant independent shops, upmarket restaurants, luxury hotels, a spa, delis, swimming pools, sports facilities, coffee shops, galleries and much more.

Helmsley is bustling with attractions such as the walled garden, bird of prey centre, microbrewery, open-air swimming pool, nature reserve and an arts centre. Nearby there is two historic abbey ruins and the stunning National Park countryside to explore.

Local Community

Helmsley attracts tourists from across the globe to this cosmopolitan town. But the excellent places to eat, drink and relax, fantastic facilities, a friendly community and beautiful surrounding countryside, means  Helmsley is quickly becoming a sought-after place to call home.

Transport Links

Buses – The town has an extensive bus service, including routes to York, Thirsk and Pickering.

Trains – The rail network is easily accessed from Thirsk, York and Malton.

York – Visit this historic walled city just 24 miles from Helmsley and explore the numerous museums, theatres, restaurants and music venues.

Pickering – Take a 15 minute drive down the A170 to visit the ancient market town of Pickering and do a spot of shopping, visit the castle or take a trip on the famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Thirsk – The birthplace of author James Herriot, this small market town boasts a racecourse, swimming pool and cinema, just 14 miles East of Helmsley.


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